Ec 417 Women in the Economy

Different economic theoretical perspectives are presented to account for women's particular economic roles currently and historically. Emphasis on women's responsibility for child rearing and housework; women's relatively low wages; occupational segregation by gender; economic differences among women due to ethnicity, generation, and class; and policy issues with particular importance for women's economic situation. Also offered for graduate-level credit as Ec 517 and may be taken only once for credit. Expected preparation: Ec 201.